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Urang Matang acoustic set.

Nick Welsh, AKA King Hammond performs songs from his 4 decade career in Ska and Reggae. Here he performs his fabulous new album 'The Life & Times of a Ska Man' in an acoustic setting. With a fabulous warm up acoustic set from 'Urang Matang'

Nick has worked and produced music for artists like Prince Buster, Laurel Aitken, Dave Barker, Judge Dread, Rico, Bad Manners, The Selecter, Rhoda Dakar, Big 5, Skaville UK and in 2002 won a Grammy Award for Best Reggae Album with Lee “Scratch” Perry. Nick was also an original member of acoustic supergroup 3 Men & Black.

“One of the most talented and funny men I know. This will be a fantastic evening…”
Jake Burns, Stiff Little Fingers

“Top drawer Ska. Saucier than a meat pie…”
Dave Wakeling, The Beat

“My multi-talented mate…”
John Bradbury, The Specials

“Prince Buster meats Benny Hill in a strip club…”
Garry Bushell, Author and Journalist

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What They say

'We had the best night in a very long time. The South were as good as they've been in years'

'Meeting Dave Wakeling from The Beat was a dream come true'

'To see Paul Heaton in the Borders was awesome, what a great guy'

'Bombskare & Big Fat Panda, I never stopped Skanking the whole night'